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The Machine

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The Machine

Bert Kreischer rose to fame as a stand-up comedian known as The Machine, and in his signature set he recounts his true experience with Russian mobsters while on a booze-soaked college trip. Now, 23 years later, that trip has come back to haunt him as he and his estranged father (Mark Hamill) are kidnapped back to Russia by the mob to atone for something they say he did. Together, Bert and his father must retrace the steps of his younger self (Jimmy Tatro) in the midst of a war within a sociopathic crime family, all while attempting to find common ground in their often fraught relationship.

Directed by:Peter Atencio

Screenplay by:Kevin Biegel and Scotty Landes

Based on: The Comedy of Bert Kreischer

Produced by:Bert Kreischer, LeeAnn Kreischer, Judi Marmel, Cale Boyter, and Peter Atencio

Executive Producers:Jay Ashenfelter and Philip Waley

Cast:Bert Kreischer, Mark Hamill, Jimmy Tatro, Iva Babić, Stephanie Kurtzuba, and Jess Gabor


About Bert Kreischer

BERT KREISCHER is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and host who performs to sellout crowds across the country. Described as having a “rare and incredible talent” (Interrobang), Bert has evolved from being named Rolling Stone’s 1997 "Number One Partier in the Nation" to one of the top names in comedy today. His infamous story about robbing a train with the Russian Mafia was optioned and is slated for a theatrical release on May 25, 2023. Most recently, he’s hot off the success of the Fully Loaded Festival, where he took several of the best comics in the business alongside him to perform at ballparks, arenas, amphitheaters, and a dragstrip. Now in 2023, you can find Kreischer on his international tour, “Tops Off World Tour,” performing in arena across multiple continents.

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